Angelina Jolie defends 'basic rights of men and women in Iran' through social media
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Angelina Jolie defends ‘basic rights of men and women in Iran’ through social media

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Angelina Jolie has came forward to defend the basic rights of men and women in Iran.

Jolie recalled the incident that occurred last year in September when a 22-year-old Masha Amini died while being in the country’s police custody while highlighting the current human rights situation in Iran.

Taking it to her Instagram, the 48-year-old humanitarian dropped a showing respect to the courage of Iranian men and women who are fighting for their basic rights and freedom.

She also posted a heart-wrenching picture of a woman whose tears ran down her face in the colours of the Iranian flag.

Jolie, 49, also wrote a note to show solidarity with the citizens of Iran and also gave a special shoutout to people who were imprisoned for reporting on Amini’s last rites.

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“Respect and solidarity to Iranian women and men for their courage in defending basic rights and freedoms, and thinking of those imprisoned or facing prosecution – as in other situations where freedom of expression is restricted or denied – including #ElahehMohammadi #NiloofarHamedi #NargesMohammadi #ToomajSalwhi”, wrote the Academy Awards winner.

Angelina Jolie started humanitarian work from Cambodia after the shooting of her 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Later, she connected with the United Nations to help the refugees. She has also been to many field missions in over 30 countries, reports Daily Mail.

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